Details for Brinkley Mansion

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5465013015


Marker Number 13015
Atlas Number 5465013015
Marker Title Brinkley Mansion
Index Entry Brinkley Mansion
Address 512 Qualia
City Del Rio
County Val Verde
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 315374
UTM Northing 3247251
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; medical topics and health professionals; Mediterranean (architectural style)
Marker Year 2003
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Private Property No
Marker Location 512 Qualia
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This site was once farmland irrigated by Del Rio's canal system. Construction on this house began in the early 1930s. In 1934, infamous "goat-gland doctor" John R. Brinkley and his wife, Minnie (Jones), bought the home, which exhibits elements of the Spanish Eclectic style. The couple enlarged it and added elaborate water features on the grounds, complete with menagerie, flashing colored lights and loudspeakers connected to a pipe organ inside. Local residents often came to dance to the music and enjoy the light show at the local landmark, which the Brinkley family owned for 46 years. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2003

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